I love it!!!!! If only pumpkins knew how much they are apart of the Halloween community. Hell, we even make them fly (Punkin' Chunkin"). I too roast the seeds after cleaning out the pumpkin. This year I held on to a bunch of the seeds to I can carve the next generation.
I actually quit carving pumpkins altogether. They were always too time consuming to carve and never lasted very long. So now I make them out of paper. But I still buy a "live" pumpkin to display and after halloween I open it up and roast the seeda and make dinner from the meat. (yum)